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Kicker CompR 43CWR82

CompR Series 8" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils

Item # 206CWR82

Kicker designed their CompR subs for people who love to hear strong bass in their music.

Kicker designed their CompR subs for people who love to hear strong bass in their music.

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About the Kicker CompR 43CWR82

Overbuilt? More like built just right

Kicker designed their CompR subs for people who love to hear strong bass in their music. The CompR 43CWR82 8” subwoofer comes equipped with a tough, polypropylene cone that stays rigid during intense play sessions so you hear accurate bass. A custom-designed back and top plate give the woofer plenty of room to travel, while the durable rubber surround helps to control cone movement during a heavy workout. This sub uses extensive venting in its heavy steel basket to shrug off heat, so you can count on reliable performance.   

Overbuilt? More like built just right

Kicker designed their CompR subs for people who love to hear strong bass in their music. The CompR 43CWR82 8” subwoofer comes equipped with a tough, polypropylene cone that stays rigid during intense play sessions so you hear accurate bass. A custom-designed back and top plate give the woofer plenty of room to travel, while the durable rubber surround helps to control cone movement during a heavy workout. This sub uses extensive venting in its heavy steel basket to shrug off heat, so you can count on reliable performance.   

Say hello to system flexibility

This Kicker CompR sub will handle up to 300 watts RMS so make sure you have an amplifier that'll do it justice. Its dual 2-ohm voice coils give you more wiring options when setting up your system, and this versatile sub works well in sealed or ported enclosures.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 225 and 450 watts RMS at 1 or 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Product highlights:

  • 8" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • rubber surround
  • power handling: 100-300 watts RMS (150 watts per coil)
  • peak power handling: 600 watts
  • frequency response: 30-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 82.1 dB
  • top-mount depth: 4-1/8"
  • sealed box volume: .40 - 1.8 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: .80 - 1.2 cu. ft.
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 43CWR82

What's in the box:

  • One 8" Dual 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Kicker logo sticker
  • 4 Adhesive backed screw covers
  • Manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)
  • Template on box

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best purchase this year

Crutchfield customer from House Springs, MO on 8/18/2019

2011 Subaru Legacy

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replaced my factory sub in my subaru with this one from kicker. I was worried at first since the old sub was never that powerful even though the factory amp was supplying well enough power to even power this kicker. this was the best purchase this year by far, the factory amp actually does give it plenty enough power to make the car vibrate from the bass.

Pros: perfect upgrade to a OEM sub

Cons: no cons

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Crutchfield customer from New Castle, DE on 7/30/2019

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The kicker subwoofer can't handle the power of my Jl audio amp 250 x1

Pros: Good price when your on a budget

Cons: It's loud but doesn't hit hard

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Very high quality sub!

Crutchfield customer from Flowery Branch, GA on 1/20/2019

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These subs are very well made and very high quality. They are going in a sub box u set the seat in my 2019 Ram 1500. I haven't had a chance to install them yet but I'm sure they will sound great, and I will update this review when completed.

Pros: Build quality

Cons: None yet

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Crutchfield customer from Louisburg, NC on 1/16/2019

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Sounds pretty ok. Not a huge improvement over factory sound. Didn't line up with factory openings, no help from Crutchfield on that either.

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Brittany from Aynor, SC on 12/22/2018

2008 Mercury Milan

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Amazing sound and a great price

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Just an 8?

Nicholas from Fortville, IN on 12/10/2018

2001 Jeep Wrangler

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Great sound for an 8in sub.

Pros: Small size Impressive performance for price.

Cons: Its an 8?

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Great Replacement

Richard from Lakeland, FL on 11/1/2018

2012 Hyundai Sonata SE

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I replace my stock subwoofer in my 2012 Sonata SE 2.0T and I am very pleased with it works well. And although it is not recommended to use for free -air application. I think it sounds great. way better than the stock one and the stock amplifier really moves the speaker.

Pros: Good price, Quality product,

Cons: None with the product just the installation tight squeeze. My speaker replacement was in the rear deck. And it requires you to drill out your new screw holes very tight.

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allan from Hensley, AR on 9/22/2018

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

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great bass response! big upgrade from stock!

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Great Bass

Michael from Banning, CA on 9/6/2018

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Kicker, love the product. The bass is great. This is my second system with kickers. Can't see going any other way.

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Karl from Clayton, Wi on 7/28/2018

2011 Subaru Outback

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I bought this to replace the stock Harmon Kardon subwoofer in my wife's Subaru Outback. The stock sub was also 2ohm dual voice coil so we could wire this directly using the stock amplifier. Unfortunately it was not much louder than the stock sub. I have since wired this sub up to a Rockford Fosgate Prime R250x1 and that makes all the difference. Much better now. I still prefer having a sub in a dedicated box, instead of in the stock location behind the interior panel. I feel it would sound better, but this is still a huge upgrade.

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Crutchfield customer from Dameron, MD on 7/9/2018

2017 Ford F-150 XL

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Awesome Sub! I have 2 mounted under the rear seat of my 2017 F150, being run off of a 600 watt Rockford 5-Channel, I can't believe how good these subs sound!!

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Rosa, CA on 6/17/2018

2000 Chevrolet Tahoe

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My neighbor's speaker was completely blown so we bought this to replace the stock sub in her 2000 Tahoe. Had to modify the circumference of the sub boxes speaker hole to allow the Kicker sub to fit. Also needed new screws to fasten the speaker to the box. Now that it is installed she is very happy, and it sounds great.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 5/14/2018

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

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Outstanding lows for these speakers. Enjoying the sound that they put out.

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Crutchfield customer from Wenatchee, WA on 4/6/2018

1992 Jeep Wrangler

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Have it mounted in a centra-pod for my 92 YJ. Powered by a Sound Ordnance M350-1. Sounds great once I get it dialed in.

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Crutchfield customer from Littleton, CO on 12/11/2017

2015 Nissan Juke

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I'm still breaking it in, but this little 8" sub really thumbs. Blends in nicely with the front 6.5" and doesn't over power them. Bass is tight like you would expect from a 8" in a sealed box. I'm only pushing 80 RMS (130 Max) to it and its efficient enough to rumble the floor under the driver's seat. Very happy so far.

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Jake from Tampa, FL on 11/5/2017

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Very impressed with how hard this hits for a 8inch subwoofer. And the quality of the sound and appearance. Bottom line best bang for your buck if space isn't avalible.

Pros: Hard hitting ,sound quality, and price

Cons: None so far

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Great replacement for the S550 Mustang!

Hovie from Anderson, SC on 7/9/2017

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Replaced my 2016 Mustang Shaker Subwoofer Speaker with the Kicker DSC 2 OHM - It sounds great! By the way - the factory subwoofer speaker is 2 OHM DSC also but is paper cone. There is a screw on the back that screws into the speaker magnet on the factory speaker - The Kicker clears the screw cone by about 1 inch so there is plenty of room without modifying the cabinet - I did not plug the hole where the rear screw was so this is a "almost" sealed enclosure - I may plug it later to see if I notice a sound difference - Also I recommend ordering the grill to prevent damage when placing items into the trunk.

Pros: Great sound! Excellent quality.

Cons: Speaker grill is separate but I understand why....(Only thing I could think of) It is a great speaker.

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Eric from Yakima, WA on 5/14/2017

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Very happy with product. Fitted into factory location on '01 Tahoe using factory amp. Some modification needed to fit speaker OD into factory box.

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Great sound

John from Florissant, MO on 5/14/2017

2003 Toyota Avalon

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Speaker installed quickly and sound much better than OEM equipment.

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2009 Hyndai Sonata Subwoofer Replacement

Michael from Canton, GA on 3/20/2017

2009 Hyundai Sonata

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Great substitution for the factory subwoofer. Installation instructions were fantastic and better than anything I could find on the internet. Even more impressive was my advisor Bryce. Called in after getting shock of Hyundai wanting $150 for a replacement subwoofer and $700 to install. Bryce was incredibly helpful and found the replacement speaker for the Sonata and actually knew about that specific speaker and the tips and tricks of getting it to fit. You just can't beat the knowledge of the great people at Crutchfield and the fantastic installation instructions that come with every order.

Pros: Great Sound, Quick shipping, great tech support, fantastic installation instructions.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 1/30/2017

2003 Chevrolet Corvette

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Great sound at a great price!

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Features

Dual Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 2Ω voice coils, offering wiring flexibility. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 1Ω load. When the voice coils are wired in series, the woofer presents a 4Ω load.

Sealed Enclosures: Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable to all types of music. Kicker recommends sealed enclosures from 0.4 ft³ to 1.0 ft³.

Vented Enclosures: Vented (or ported) enclosures typically provide better overall efficiency than sealed so they are suitable for use with smaller amplifiers, giving you more bass output from less power. Kicker recommends ported enclosures in the following range:

  • Minimum Enclosure Volume: 0.8 ft³ with an 8" x 1.5" x 20-3/4" slot port
  • Maximum Enclosure Volume: 1.2 ft³ with an 8" x 2" x 19-1/8" slot port

Note: Although smaller than optimal, the prefabricated enclosures we list on the accessory page produce very good results.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Very reasonable price for the quality of subwoofer. Kicker hits hard [ Luis  May 30, 2019 ]
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Great customer support from Simon and relevant Reviews for the make and model of my vehicle. [ Cameron  Mar 02, 2019 ]
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Very clean sound but also will rattle the bolts loose! [ Conner  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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2 OHMS [ Jason  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Kicker has always delivered! [ Jeremiah  Aug 03, 2018 ]
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Replacing my factory sub with one that has a little more power. Also it's the same exact size I have now so why not go with kicker. All their products are excellent. [ JOAQUIN  Jun 23, 2018 ]
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get alerts on when package arrives. [ Reginal  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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Because on a 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth with beats audio the rear factory sub is a dual 2ohm voice coil so this will replace the original sub and will sound better than the original paper cone woofer. [ Jeff  Apr 21, 2018 ]
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recommended by Advisor [ vincent  Apr 03, 2018 ]
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Because is fits my car. [ Cecil  Dec 22, 2017 ]
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the best [ Michael  Nov 28, 2017 ]
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they sound amazing [ ismael abiram  Aug 28, 2017 ]
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Based on internet blogs on my vehicle, a 2008 Jeep Wrangler [ Young  Jul 14, 2017 ]
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3 questions already asked

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I have a Alpine UTE-73BT, can the sub be wire directly to this Alpine unit?
[ Dave  Mar 23, 2019 ]
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No. You need an external amplifier for any non-powered sub
[ Greg  Mar 23, 2019 ]
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What way is better to wire a single dual voice coil sub parallel or series?
[ Nick  Oct 19, 2018 ]
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Positive to positive Negative to negative To factory wires
[ Rick  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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Depends on a lot of factors, mainly the impedance it can handle. Series would raise the impedance, generally being safer or more conservative
[ HANNAH L  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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This depends on your Amplifiers rated output. Your impedance (ohms) will either be 1/2- parallel, or double - series of the rated ohms that the woofer is rated at. Parallel will be louder, if your Amp is rated for that impedance. Just don't throw components together, a properly matched system will always sound the best, and last for many years without being strained.
[ Sparky  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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Depends on your amp. Parallel will halve the impedence of the coils. Two 8 ohm coils in parallel present a 4 ohm load to the amp. Two 8 ohm coils in series = 16 ohm load. Parallel is probably best, just make sure the load is not lower than your amp's comfort range to avoid amp damage.
[ TED J  Oct 19, 2018 ]
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i plan on installing 2 of these subs and need to know what size amplifier is needed to drive these subs?
[ Nelson  Sep 29, 2017 ]
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I installed a single sub using the factory amp in a Chevy 2002 Tahoe, I've had no issues with the installation and the Factory installed equipment, hope this helps
[ Welton D  Sep 30, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Kenny  Sep 29, 2017 ]  Staff
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I installed 2 of these subs in an f150 recently and I used a Rockford Fosgate R500 X1D and it works great. The amp is rated at 500 watts at 2 ohms but it actually puts out around 600.
[ Thomas  Sep 29, 2017 ]

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